Gender Masculine & Feminine
Scripts DREN, Дрен (Serbian)
Pronounced Pron. DREN (Albanian), DRREN (Serbian, Croatian)
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Contributor Contrib.mitch on 4/24/2008
From Serbian дрен/dren meaning European Cornel (Cornus mas) (type of dogwood). The tree is a symbol of strength and health in Serbian culture, having an idiom "здрав к'о дрен/zdrav k'o dren" which equates to English "fit as a fiddle". Therefore, the name is meant to denote "a strong and healthy individual". The region of Drenica in Kosovo is named after it.It is a unisex name in Albanian culture, particularly common for males in Kosovo. The origin of this name may be from the Albanian word dre for deer.